Oberon, J.306 (Weber, Carl Maria von)

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Overture

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Mikemoral (2011/2/27)

Performers United States Navy Band
Publisher Info. Washington, D.C.: United States Navy Band
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Misc. Notes John Gready (early 20th century), arranger
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Copyist Alfred Mapleson, copyist
Language Italian
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(1860)
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Misc. Notes Used by James Henry Mapleson (1830-1901), who conducted the first performance of Oberon in Italian at Her Majesty's Theatre, July 3, 1860
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Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Schlesinger, n.d. (1874). Plate S. 6823.
Reprinted Vienna: Universal Edition, 1952. Plate U.E. 18655
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate Orch.-B. 4732.
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Misc. Notes Source - Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate Orch.-B. 4732.
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Editor First edition
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Publisher. Info. London: Welsh & Hawes, n.d.[1826].
Plates 3106-3123, 2133, 3125-3127, 2140, 2142.
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Editor Carl Merz (1807-1856)
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Translator Theodor Hell (1775–1856), German text
Publisher. Info. Berlin: A. M. Schlesinger, n.d.(ca.1826). Plate 1376.
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Language French
Translator Maurice Bourges, French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Maurice Schlesinger, n.d. Plate M.S. 3117.
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Editor Heinrich Wilhelm Stolze (1801–1868)
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Translator Theodor Hell (1775–1856), German text
Publisher. Info. Carl Maria von Weber's sämmtliche Compositionen. Band 3, Heft 4.
Wolfenbüttel: L. Holle, n.d.[1869]. Plate 338, 395.
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Language English / German / French
Translator Theodor Hell (1775–1856), German text
André Henri Constant van Hasselt (1806–1874) and Jean-Baptiste Rongé (1825–1882), French text
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.(ca.1870). Plate 2300.
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Arranger Louis Narici (1858-1935), piano reduction
Language French
Translator Louis Durdilly (1848-1929), French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens, 1897. Plate A.C. 10686.
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Arranger Gustav Friedrich Kogel (1849–1921), piano reduction
Language German
Translator Theodor Hell (1775–1856), German text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. (ca.1905). Plate 9952.
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Editor Artur Bodanzky (1877-1939)
Language English / German
Translator Theodore Baker (1851-1934), English recitatives
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1918. Plate 28140.
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Editor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Language German
Translator Gustav Brecher (1879-1940), German text
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1919. Plate U.E. 5877.
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Publisher. Info. Frankfurt: Fr. Ph. Dunst, n.d. Plate 58.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 5292. 5368.
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For Piano solo (Metzdorff)

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Arranger Richard Metzdorff (1844–1919)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.[1873]. Plate 2442.
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Overture

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Arranger Robert Keller (1828-1891)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1873]. Plate 7354.
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For Violin, Piano and Harmonium (Lenz)

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Arranger Wilhelm von Lenz (1809-1883)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.1239, n.d.[1880]. Plate 11234.
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For Violin and Piano (Meves)

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Arranger Wilhelm Meves (1808-1871)
Publisher. Info. Ouvertures pour Piano et Violon
Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d. Plate 2806.
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For 2 Pianos (Behn)

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Arranger Hermann Behn (1859-1927)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, n.d.(ca.1897). Plate 8839.
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For Piano 4 hands (Gottschalk)

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Arranger Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1873, plate 28009
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For Piano 4 hands (Kleinmichel)

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Arranger Richard Kleinmichel (1846-1901)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d.. Plate 8705.
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Arranger Hugo Ulrich (1827–1872)
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Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d. Collection Litolff No.2793.
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1909. Plate 21033
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Arranger Gustav Blasser (1857–1942)
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For Piano solo (Henselt)

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Arranger Adolf von Henselt (1814-1889)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: M. Schlesinger, n.d. [ca.1846]. Plate S. 3398.
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For Piano solo (Liszt)

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Arranger Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Schlesinger, n.d.(1847). Plate S.3298.
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For Piano solo (Planté)

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Arranger Francis Planté (1839–1934)
Publisher. Info. In Trois célèbres ouvertures de Ch. M. de Weber.
Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1869]. Plate H.5046.
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For Organ (Peace)

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Arranger Albert Lister Peace (1844-1912)
Publisher. Info. London: Cocks, n.d.(1868). Plate 961.A.
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Finale (Act II, No.14)

For Piano and Organ (Méreaux)

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Arranger Jean-Amédée Lefroid de Méreaux (1802-1874)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1874]. Plate H.5553(13).
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Arranger Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Editor Elie Miriam Delaborde (1839-1913)
Isidor Philipp (1863-1958)
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Lied der Meermädchen (Act II, No.15)

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For Cello and Piano (Goltermann)

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Arranger Georg Goltermann (1824–1898)
Publisher. Info. London: Bosworth & Co., n.d.. Plate 133
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For Piano solo (Loeschhorn)

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Editor Albert Loeschhorn (1819-1905)
Publisher. Info. Loeschhorn Romantisches Jugend-album
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General Information

Work Title Oberon, or The Elf-King's Oath
Alternative. Title Romantic and Fairy Opera in 3 Acts
Composer Weber, Carl Maria von
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. J.306
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1825-26
First Performance. 1826-04-12 in London, Covent Garden
First Publication. 1826 (vocal score); 1874 (full score)
Librettist James Robinson Planché (1796–1880)
after Christoph Martin Wieland (1733–1813)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Cast
Oberon (tenor)
Titania (actress)
Puck (mezzo-soprano)
Sir John of Bordeaux (tenor)
Sherasmin (baritone)
Rezia (soprano)
Fatima (mezzo-soprano)
Two Mermaids (mezzo-soprano)
Mixed Chorus
Faries, ladies, knights, guards, slaves, mermaids etc.
Orchestra
Related Works Pieces based on 'Oberon'
External Links Wikipedia article
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